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A '''journalist''' is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news
or other current information
. A journalist's work is called journalism
. A journalist can work with general issues or specialize in certain issues. However, most journalists tend to specialize, and by cooperating with other journalists, produce journals that span many topics.
For example, a sports journalist
covers news within the world of sports, but this journalist may be a part of a newspaper that covers many different topics.